AVRE’s Norman Richterman Low Vision Center is located in our facility at 174 Court Street in Downtown Binghamton, NY. It offers a close, convenient location where people who are legally blind can receive a comprehensive low vision exam and try out and receive prescribed and recommended devices.
Meet Dr. Michael Lange
Dr. Michael Lange, a licensed optometrist and low vision specialist, is available for appointments two days per month. Dr. Lange has years of experience in low vision and has an optometry practice in Greene, NY. AVRE’s Manager of the Low Vision Center, Diane McMillan, works with Dr. Lange at the Center. Diane is dual certified as a Certified Low Vision Therapist and a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT). Diane meets with patients after their exam to discuss recommendations for magnification, lighting, and color contrast. Her goal is to offer tools to help patients maximize the function of their remaining vision.
Two Fridays each month, Diane also offers free Functional Vision Assessments at the Center to people who are experiencing vision loss but who are not legally blind. Similar to the low vision exam, the goal is to help people maximize the use of their remaining vision. It also introduces people to the services AVRE offers if the need for low vision services ever arises. If you or someone you know might benefit from an assessment, please contact our office at 607-724-2428 and speak with Annie van der Wal for an appointment.